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  • A Life in Questions

  • By: Jeremy Paxman
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Paxman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388

The witty, incisive and frank memoir of the best-selling author of The Victorians, Jeremy Paxman, whose career at the BBC included 25 years as the uncompromising presenter of Newsnight. Covering insights on politicians of every stamp over the last half century, reporting from war zones, the state of the BBC, the role of journalism in our political system and much more, Jeremy Paxman's long-awaited and candid memoir is packed with opinions and good humour on every page.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Paxman on Paxman, what's not to love?

  • By Savvyman on 01-11-16

Your Starter for Ten

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-02-19

What can I say? Jeremy Paxman is like a television fixture, always there, always conducting sharp and incisive interviews or hosting University Challenge. However, I knew next to nothing about him so I decided to download his autobiography and I throroughly enjoyed listening to it. His narration was excellent and I laughed out loud quite often listenening to him describe his early life. Also fascinating was his reminiscences of his life as a BBC presenter and his views on some of the most prominent politicians, past and present. I can only say I was definitely surprised by how much I enjoyed this audiobook and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in current affairs.

  • The Blue Pool

  • By: Siobhán MacDonald
  • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72

Life is good for university friends Sarah, Ruth, Charlotte and Kathy - it's summer, exams are over and they're escaping to a cabin by the Blue Pool. But then Sarah disappears without a trace. Twenty-five years later, a man walks into a police station claiming to know something about the missing girl. Suddenly the three women - now estranged - all become suspects. For not everything was as it seemed, and the greater the secret, the deeper it lies....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this!

  • By Ann D on 20-12-16

Wasn't Expecting That

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-19

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. The story was well written and the narrator was excellent. It started out seeming a bit slow but the writer really had to make all four girls different and believable. This wasn't one of those books filled with red herrings. In fact I genuinely had no idea who the culprit was until the very end of the story and it was a great twist to end on. Definitely worth a listen.

  • Episode 14: Epilogue (Evil Has a Name)

  • By: Audible Original
  • Length: 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 60

The Golden State Killer’s many victims and the dedicated public servants who pursued his arrest tell what it means to finally solve the case, explain how investigative genealogy could revolutionize law enforcement, and thank the young criminalist who rescued the forgotten case from a dusty file cabinet…and never let it go.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely fascinating

  • By pixie on 16-05-19

Caught At Last

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-19

Thank you Audible for making this amazing true crime story available to members free of charge. This is an incredible record of the dedication of a few people who refused to give up looking for the Golden State Killer. Despite the many frustrations of dealing with various county sheriff offices and police forces who were not helpful in sharing information they succeeded in bringing this man to face justice. I was glued to my headphones for the full run time of this recording. The last time I was so gripped by an Audible listen was probably West Cork another true crime report. If you enjoyed that you will enjoy Evil Has A Name. Excellent production. Looking forward to more like this.

  • Agatha Raisin: The Witches' Tree

  • Agatha Raisin, Book 28
  • By: M. C. Beaton
  • Narrated by: Penelope Keith
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 652
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 571

Cotswolds inhabitants are used to inclement weather, but the night sky is especially foggy as Rory and Molly Devere, the new vicar and his wife, drive home from a dinner party in their village of Sumpton Harcourt. They strain to see the road ahead - and then suddenly brake, screeching to a halt. Right in front of them, aglow in the headlights, a body hangs from a gnarled tree at the edge of town. Margaret Darby, an elderly spinster, has been murdered - and the villagers are bewildered as to who would commit such a crime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most Enjoyable

  • By Cathy Swanson on 02-12-17

Silly story told brilliantly

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-18

This was my first listen of an Agatha Raisin audiobook. 0verall I enjoyed the listen but really the story line was pretty silly. If the narration hadn’t been so good I might have switched off but Penelope Keith made it worth listening to the end. I might be persuaded to give Agatha Raisin another go if Ms Keith is the narrator and the audiobook is a daily deal or part of a two for one offer.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Death Message

  • London Series
  • By: Kate London
  • Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

It's 1987. One morning, 15-year-old Tania Mills kisses her mother, walks out of her front door and disappears. In 2014, when a new lead comes in for Tania's case, DS Sarah Collins is asked to investigate. PC Lizzie Griffiths, the subject of Collins' last investigation, is back on the job and working at a domestic violence unit. When a quirk of fate brings Lizzie and Collins back into contact, each must try to reconcile the claims of the past with the demands of the present.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant

  • By Andromeda's Twin on 05-07-17

The Missing Link

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-18

This audiobook was well written and narrated. It told two separate stories, both of which were interesting and exciting, but I failed to see anything but the most tenuous and superficial link between the two stories. I kind of felt like the author had two novellas and decided to put them together to create a novel. I would listen to another book by this author as the standard of writing was good, I just felt a bit disappointed in the manner the two stories were linked. Also the blurb describing the book gave the impression it was a single story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Stoner

  • A Novel
  • By: John Williams, John McGahern - introduction
  • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 449

Waterstone's book of the year. Colum McCann once called Stoner one of the great forgotten novels of the past century, but it seems it is forgotten no longer - in 2013, translations of Stoner began appearing on best-seller lists across Europe. William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at 19 to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father's farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Probably one of the finest books I have listened to - why isn't this book better known?!

  • By ADRIAN M WATTS on 21-03-17

Unremarkably Remarkable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-18

This audiobook was remarkably well written and remarkably well narrated. I found it hard to stop listening and yet the story was unremarkable. Stoner was a quiet man who led a quiet life. Nothing much happens but the quality of the writing and the flawless narration made it a very satisfying listen.

  • Lost for Words

  • By: Stephanie Butland
  • Narrated by: Imogen Church
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 748
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 695
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693

Loveday Cardew prefers books to people, and her job in a York bookshop is her refuge. If you look carefully, you might see the first lines of the novels she loves the most tattooed on her skin, but there are secrets Loveday will never share. Into the bookshop come a poet, a lover, a friend and three mysterious deliveries, each of which stirs unsettling memories she wants to forget. Turning the pages of her past will be the hardest thing Loveday has ever done. Can she trust those around her?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Special

  • By Jordan Brewitt-Taylor on 13-08-17

Lost for Loveday

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-04-18

What a lovely audiobook! A well written moving story, well read and although sad at times it was anything but a misery filled listen. All the main characters were well developed and I really felt Loveday’s pain and her anger and hostility were so raw. But equally well described was the quiet, healing love of Archie, Nathan and Annabel. A few tears were shed towards the end but the final message was one of hope and love overcoming the most painful of situations. Definitely recommend this audiobook. It’s a keeper.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ep. 13: An Intimate Conviction (West Cork)

  • By: Audible Original
  • Length: 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

[Contains Mature Themes] While the case reaches a stalemate in Ireland, a parallel investigation in France - spearheaded by Sophie’s family - moves forward. The suspect finds himself confronted with new charges and the community grapples with the case. Sophie’s son - just 15 when his mother was murdered - visits his mother’s favorite pub in West Cork and shares a pint with the last known person who saw her alive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Recap

  • By Miss A Consumer on 02-05-18

Murder Gift

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-18

Thank you Audible for presenting this superb original audio show free to members. I loved it from beginning to end. It was presented as a docu drama, with a large cast portraying all the people involved, the police, the witnesses and the suspect. I enjoyed all the additional sound effects and music which I often find annoying in straight forward audiobooks. I also liked the way the story was told in small chunks of about 30 mins which allowed me to listen while walking to the shopping centre. Never once felt the cold as I was so engrossed in this excellent production. Thank you and please give us more like this in future.

  • Capital

  • By: John Lanchester
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

Pepys Road: an ordinary street in the Capital. Each house has seen its fair share of first steps and last breaths, and plenty of laughter in between. Today, through each letterbox along this ordinary street drops a card with a simple message: We Want What You Have.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Teems with London life

  • By Kaggy on 09-03-14

The People of Pepys Road

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-17

I loved the tv dramatization and decided to give the audiobook a go. It was better and had more detail than the tv version. I really enjoyed the narration and as the story moved between various characters the 17 hours just flew by. Capital is a very well drawn portrait of modern day life and of the dangers of too much envy and greed. I would certainly recommend this audiobook.

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • By: Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,649
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,674
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,645

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Viva Eleanor!

  • By Kaggy on 30-06-17

I feel like I know you Eleanor

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-10-17

I liked everything about this audiobook. Although the story was very sad in places, it was also filled with hope and the kindness of others. All it took was for that kindness to open up Eleanor’s eyes and soon she was on her way to happiness she felt would forever be denied to her. The narration was excellent and I kind of grew to love Raymond although I think he is meant for someone else. I loved this book and would recommend it.